What’s the latest with Olivier Giroud and Inter?
“I said it after our last game, with Oli the situation is if it is right for everybody, first and foremost that’s us the club, because he is under contract then we will look at whether he will leave the club.
“I think he has been a great professional here. He has trained brilliantly through this season even without many opportunities. So I hold him in a high regard in that respect but I still have to make a decision for the football club and nothing is done yet.”
How close is he to leaving?
“Well listen, I think everyone is talking about it so I am not going to beat around the bush. I think his agent has spoken to the club (Chelsea) but until we decide it is the right thing then it is not done.”
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Is Moussa Dembele someone you want?
“He is a player I know and the club know. I am surprised to see his name pop up so regularly when it is not popping up so regularly in my conversations to be brutally honest.
“There are quite a few players in the last week that I can say the same about. I respect and I know he is another team’s player. Of course, and I have spoken about, the need to strengthen in high areas with goalscorers. We have been found pretty short in the home games recently and particularly.
“The idea of people being clinical and they are hard to find. I will only go that way if I know we are improving the squad that we have already. At the minute, we are still working very hard on the training ground and in games to get that right ourselves.
“I don’t want to go cut and dry on anybody [regarding Dembele], as I said to you, it is not one I am openly talking about. If it is a decision then I will be a big part of that decision.”
Anything close coming in?
“No, not at the moment but when I…